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We Answer: How Do I Set Up My Comcast Email for Outlook?

written by: •edited by: Mark Muller•updated: 5/25/2011

You signed up for high-speed Internet with Comcast, which gave you a new email account. Now you are wondering, "How Do I Set Up My Comcast Email for Outlook?" Read on to find out the answer, whether you have Outlook 2003, 2007 or 2010.

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    For Outlook 2003

    Add a New Email Account Outlook 2003 To begin setting up your Comcast account in Outlook 2003, start Outlook. If you have not yet set up any email account in Outlook, the Email Accounts Wizard will open and walk you through the setup. If it does not open automatically, go to the Tools menu and select Email Accounts. Choose Add a New Email Account under Email and click Next. Select POP3 under Server Type. Click Next again.

     

    The next screen is the Internet E-mail Settings (POP3) page, on which you must complete multiple fields. Type your name as you want it to appear to message recipients in the Your Name field. Type your complete email address, including the @comcast.net suffix into the Email Address field. Type your Comcast user name, which is the prefix of your email address before @comcast.net into the User Name field and enter your Comcast email account password into the Password field. Type mail.comcast.net in the Incoming mail server (POP3) field and smtp.comcast.net in the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) field. Click the Test Account Settings button.

     

    If there are any errors, go back and make sure you filled all of the fields correctly. Otherwise, click Finish to complete the setup.

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    For Outlook 2007

    To begin setting up your Comcast email account in Outlook 2007, start Outlook. Go to the Tools menu and select Account Settings. Go to the Email tab of the Account Settings dialog and click New. Select the Manually Configure Settings or Additional Server Types check box. Click Next.

     

    Setup Comcast in Outlook 2007 

    Select the Internet Email radio button and click Next. The next screen is the Internet E-mail Settings (POP3) page, on which you must complete multiple fields. Type your name as you want it to appear to message recipients in the Your Name field. Type your complete email address, including the @comcast.net suffix into the Email Address field. Type your Comcast user name, which is the prefix of your email address before @comcast.net into the User Name field and enter your Comcast email account password into the Password field. Type mail.comcast.net in the Incoming mail server (POP3) field and smtp.comcast.net in the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) field.

     

    More Settings Outlook 2007 Click the More Settings button and go to the Outgoing Server tab. Select the My Outgoing Server (SMTP) Requires Authentication check box and make sure Use Same Settings as My Incoming Mail Server is selected as well.

     

    Go to the Advanced tab and enter 110 in the Incoming Server (POP3) field. Ensure that the This Server Requires an Encrypted Connection (SSL) is not selected. Enter 587 in the Outgoing Server (SMTP) field. Change Use The Following Type of Encrypted Connection to None. Click OK.

    Click the Test Account Settings button. If there are any errors, go back and make sure you filled all of the fields correctly. Otherwise, click Next and then click Finish to complete the setup.

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    For Outlook 2010

    To begin setting up your Comcast email account in Outlook 2010, start Outlook. Go to the File tab, click on Account Settings and select Account Settings from the drop down. Go to the Email tab of the Account Settings dialog and click New. Select Email Account and click Next. Select the Manually Configure Settings or Additional Server Types check box. Click Next.Setup Comcast in Outlook 2010 

    Select the Internet Email radio button and click Next. The next screen is the Internet E-mail Settings (POP3) page, on which you must complete multiple fields. Type your name as you want it to appear to message recipients in the Your Name field. Type your complete email address, including the @comcast.net suffix into the Email Address field. Type your Comcast user name, which is the prefix of your email address before @comcast.net into the User Name field and enter your Comcast email account password into the Password field. Type mail.comcast.net in the Incoming mail server (POP3) field and smtp.comcast.net in the Outgoing mail server (SMTP) field.

    More Settings Outlook 2010 

    Click the More Settings button and go to the Outgoing Server tab. Select the My Outgoing Server (SMTP) Requires Authentication check box and make sure Use Same Settings as My Incoming Mail Server is selected as well.

     

    Go to the Advanced tab and enter 110 in the Incoming Server (POP3) field. Ensure that the This Server Requires an Encrypted Connection (SSL) is not selected. Enter 587 in the Outgoing Server (SMTP) field. Change Use The Following Type of Encrypted Connection to None. Click OK.

    Click the Test Account Settings button. If there are any errors, go back and make sure you filled all of the fields correctly. Otherwise, click Next and then click Finish to complete the setup.

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    Outcome

    We have answered “How Do I Set Up My Comcast Email for Outlook?" for Microsoft Outlook 2003, 2007 and 2010. Enjoy using your Comcast email account with MS Outlook or feel free to post a comment if anything remains unclear.

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    References

    Microsoft Office Online: Use Outlook with Comcast e-mail

    Comcast: Setting up Outlook 2003 for e-mail

    Comcast: Setting up Outlook 2007 for e-mail

    Screenshots provided by the writer